Focus snaps up Matthew McConaughey starrer AIDS drama

MUMBAI: Focus Features has acquired the rights to Mathew McConaughey starrer Dallas Buyers Club. The movie is based on a true life incident around Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
As reported by Hollywood Reporter, Focus plans to release the movie in the second half of the year. This makes it a possible contender for the Oscars and one could be looking at heavy Academy campaigning.
The movie tells the account of a 1980‘s Texan electrician, Ron Woodroof, who is diagnosed with AIDS and has been given six months to live. In a bid to fight the disease not only for himself, but also fellow AIDS affected patients, Woodroof starts smuggling alternative drugs into the Unites States of America. This lands him in trouble with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Apart from McConaughney, the film will star Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. It is produced by Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter while the executive producers are Truth Entertainment‘s Tony Notargiacomo and Joe Newcomb along with Nicolas Chartier, Cassian Elwes, Logan Lev, Nathan Ross and Holly Wiersma. The script is written by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack.

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